Claire Johnston explains what to expect and why it’s great to come along
Each year St Saviour’s holds its Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). It is an important event in the church calendar and an opportunity for everyone to come together to hear about the life of the church over the past year (2019) and for those on the church roll to vote on a number of different matters.
The meeting has been delayed this year from its originally scheduled date in April due to Covid-19. The APCM will now take place on Wednesday 14 October at 7:30pm in the church. Please note that in order to adhere to social distancing requirements numbers at the APCM will be restricted this year to approximately 40 people (depending upon family groups attending).
The APCM is an opportunity to consider the life of the church, including a formal review of the financial statements. The annual report will also be available. It includes lots of information about how God has been working through St Saviour’s different groups and activities over the last year. Email the office to request copies of these documents. Due to current constraints we will not be printing copies, but if anyone cannot get access to these, please do let us know.
The meeting is also an opportunity to elect members to the Parochial Church Council (PCC), there are several vacancies on the PCC, so if you are interested in joining, please do let myself or Andy know so that you can be sent a nomination form. There will also be elections for the churchwardens and members of the Deanery Synod.
The APCM is a chance to celebrate what God has done, as well as to discuss and vote on things for the time ahead. I hope that you will find coming along to the APCM is a really helpful way to contribute and belong in St Saviour’s, particularly in this year when our opportunities to come together as a church family have been far fewer than normal.
Claire Johnston, PCC Secretary